Sebuleni Africa

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This is the lounge where we sit, tell or read stories and poetry. It does not
matter whether you are a published author or not. You are welcome to upload
your work so that the world can taste your talent.

Profile of The Month

Mwaniki Muriuki

In this village-Chehe, a small settlement after demarcation at the foot of Kîrînyaga, the sheer remains of the brutal freedom struggles. At dawn of its many memorable days, dawn of a night that even night owls fear to shout their feared hoots, dawn of those nights the dew sticks frozen to the long blades of Nyeki ya Nyakînyoro, only a brave rooster crowed to welcome this child. And to this world he was born, to life he was strewn. And he grew enthusiastic of life, yearning her to learn and yawning when there is a concern. As the day wore and his kinsfolk learnt of a new addition, five ululations were shrieked and echoed all over the valleys, to announce a baby boy has been brought forth, and they named him as per the tribe’s traditions, Mwanîki wa Mûriûki. His address … lmyaraah@gmail.com.

 

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William Faulkner

From the ShelF

Recent Stories

PEACE

By Abdulhamid Usman; Hadejia, Jigawa state, Nigeria. I’m the dweller of peace, Dwell souls into silence, Like  silent  blind   eyes, On  pristine light  faces. I’m   stepping  with  pride, Like chameleon…

TO DIE AS FOOL AS A POET

By Ridwan Bello; Kaduna, Nigeria I Father was one’s a mate in bar By ink low he wrote it down Without question nor trail In his youthful bone that of…

JUST ANOTHER GIRL

By Mwangi Kelvin Junior;  Kenya There you were smiling out, In a blue jeans and a red top, With a coverless black cap on, The way I was used to…

THE COVID RIP-OFF

By Patrick Ngugi; Kiambu, Kenya [Based on a true story] I arrived at our Bungoma homestead at about 1pm, after over five hours of traveling from Nairobi, the day after…

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